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base. a single gunman identified by authorities as army major nidal hassan, opening fire on unarmed soldiers and civilians at ft. hood, texas in november of 2009. hassan was charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. he too was shot by a policeman, and is now paralyzed. in court today, hassan wore an army combat uniform and a beard and sat in a wheelchair. he is acting as his own attorney, and in his opening statement offered no defense, but an explanation, saying the evidence will clearly show that i am the shooter, and that he switched sides to defend islam. prosecutors say in planning the attacks, hassan bought lots of ammunition. and that his motive was a radicalized religious belief and anger over being called up for deployment to afghanistan. in his opening statement, colonel steve henrik said, he had a jihad duty to kill as many soldiers as possible. one of the first on a list of surviving victims to testify was retired army staff start alonso lunsford who recently described how hassan shot him seven times inside a medical pr
shooter, major nidal hassan. is he trying to get the death penalty. he wants the government to kill you? you want to be a marter for the cause? should we let that happen? should we let our government murder him? if he wants to be murdered by the government? ♪ >> shep: 20 past the hour. the attorney in the fort hood massacre says the suspect is trying to get the death penalty. he admits he did the shooting and he is trying to get the death penalty. attorney says he wants to have a reduced role in the case. the court-martial of nidal hassan begin the other day. he is acting as his own lawyer here but the court appointed a defense attorney if he needs them. they have to do that. and they accused him of wanting to be executed and led to an unexpected exchange that would end the trial for the day. jonathan hunt is in. how did this play how the oout? >> this stand by attorney is chris poppy. he said that the way major nidal hassan is defending himself is repugnant, as he put it, and he can't fulfill his professional obligation. he told the judge today talking about hassan, quote, it is clea
and the opening statement by army major nadal hassan who is defending himself. the former psychiatrist admitted killing 13 people and wounded dozens of others. hassan, an american born muslim wanted to argue that he was protecting taliban fighters in afghanistan but the judge is not allowing him to use that as a defense. >>> a town meeting in a rural part of pennsylvania turned to chaos last night. gunfire broke out. state police say two ordinary americans then leapt in and saved lives. three people died but it could have been far worse. >> reporter: this is the man police say shattered the peace in a small pennsylvania town. state police say 59-year-old rockne newell walked up to the ross township municipal building monday night armed with a rifle and started shooting. >> it was a horrible scene, something you never want to witness. >> reporter: police say newell who was involved in an 18 year fight with the township over his property killed three people. state police stay he first started shooting through the side window, shattering the glass and then he moved to the side door and finally the
asked him to restate and he refused. hassan admit mitted to being -- admitted to being the shooter. >> and hassan, wanted to plead guilty, but military rules prohibit that in death penalty cases. >>> the trial of reputed boston mob boss whiteo bulger enters its second day of deliberations. bulger is accused of playing a role in the 19 killings while allegedly leading the winter hill gang. today, they asked the judge to clarify what it means to be a coconspirator. they also ruled that it fell within the statue of limitations. bulger was on the run for 17 years before being captured in 2011. >>> it is a record-setting time at the port of baltimore. officials say the amount of cargo that passed through was the most ever. they say a record was also set in june, when nearly 23,000 cars left the court for worldwide destinations. according to the state, the port of baltimore directly supports over 15,000 jobs. >>> time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. some are upset the white house has not yet filled the social security administration's top lea
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believes hassan wants the death penalty. ha *s san is charged with 2 3-2 counts of attempted murder in the 2009 ford hood massacre. hasan admitted in opening statements he is the shooter. his advisor askedded the judge for permission to take over the case or minimize his real so hasan cannot ask for advice on a strategy the advisor opposes. in cleveland, the house where driel castro raped and tortured three women for a decade was demolished today in less than half an hour. the tear-down was part of the plea deal that spared castro a possible death sentence. instead, he is going to serve life in prison. among those watching was one of his victims, michelle knight, who released yellow balloons in memory of missing children. in egypt, a new showdown appears inevitable between the military and supporters of the the ousted president, mohamed morsi. egypt's interim leaders today rejected foreign efforts to find a peaceful solution, including a personal appeal by senators john mccain and lindsey graham. clarissa ward is in cairo, clarissa, where do we go from here? >> good evening, norah.
major nidal hassan is representing himself there is a team of military lawyers to assist if he requests it. but a lawyer said he's trying to get the death penalty and argued the legal team should not be required to take part in that. >>> overseas authorities in yemen say they will foiled an al qaeda plot to seize key cities, blow up pipelines and disrupt oil trade. concern about stepped-up al qaeda activity in yemen is reportedly behind the u.s. decision to evacuate most of its em ba si personnel there and increase drone strikes including another one today that left seven dead. >>> in kenya today a massive fire tore through the nairobi airport, one of the largest aviation hubs in africa. it started small but with a shortage of equipment to fight it, the blaze soon roared out of control forcing the airport to close and dozens of flights to be cancelled. no apparent terrorist connection and, surprisingly, no serious injuries there. >>> back home, former president george w. bush was released from a texas hospital today, a day after a stent was inserted to open a clogged artery in his heart
continues today. major nidal hassan is acting as his own lawyer and told the court the evidence will clearly show he's the shooter. one of the shooting victims who survived says i has physical as well as emotional scars. >> i don't go to crowded places anymore. i 0 don't even go to the mall -- i don't even go to the mall. i don't take my child to disneyland. i can't deal with it. >> if convicted, he faces the death penalty. >>> the government in yemen says it foiled an al qaeda plot to take over key cities and blow up gas facilities. a u.s. drone strike overnight killed six suspected militants. this is the day of a most americans were evacuated from the embassy there. this is the fifth suspected u.s. drone attack in yemen in less than two weeks. >>> new security barriers have been set up outside of the u.s. embassy in yemen. air force this stems from an al qaeda threat that led to the closing of embassies and consulates across africa and the middle east. rudy giuliani says if the rus is forced to close embassies because of terrorist threats then the thrifts have won. >> we've gotta build up
been the hassan case, the marathon bombing in boston. these were domestic individuals that were in contact with people overseas, and we did not catch those. how did those slip through the cracks? how do we connect those dots? how could we have done that better? and is the fbi really capable of doing domestic intelligence? >> i think one of the things that has happened over time, the last decade or two, is that the definition of the national security community has really broadened. during the cold war, it was state, defense, cia. if you had that group of agencies together, you pretty much had the situation covered. now, you have dhs. one of the major features of intelligence reform, in the commission report by silberman and robb, was to try to rope the fbi more into this process, because they had a habit of delegating investigations to the field. everybody was doing their stuff on a yellow legal pad and never sharing it with anybody lse. i think there is more after this decade that has passed -- more of a culture of intelligence in the fbi. i think that has been one of the accomp
high marks could have ended hassan's career. there was also powerful testimony from one man hasan shot seven times, sergeant alonzo lunsford described seeing hasan in uniform screaming allah akbar before committing mass murder. lunsford stared directly at hasan at times, but hasan decided not to question him. outside the courtroom, there is a renewed effort to convince the government to classify nidal hasan's crime as an act of domestic terrorism since right now it is still considered workplace violence, which is a distinction that prevents victims and their families from getting critical benefits. >> nobody believes it's workplace violence, even his perpetrator has said he's a terrorist and meant to kill and doesn't like america. >> today will be day two of hasan's court-martial and the proceedings could take several weeks or even a few months. back to you. >> steve: all right. thank you very much. >> gretchen: the embassies around the world, much of africa and toward indonesia have been closed down, remain on high alert. the president decided to use late night tv on jay leno to talk
Search Results 0 to 10 of about 11 (some duplicates have been removed)